Jimmy Nelson

Mexico, XXXVII 85 (2017)
Mexico, XXXVII 87 (2017)
XXIV 15 Mir Woman, India, 2016
XXVIII 3, Woodabe, Chad, 2016

Jimmy Nelson (UK, 1967) started working as a photographer in 1987. 

Having spent 10 years at a Jesuit boarding school in the North of England, he set off on his own to traverse the length of Tibet on foot. The journey lasted a year and upon his return his unique visual diary, featuring revealing images of a previously inaccessible Tibet, was published to wide international acclaim. Soon after, he was commissioned to cover a variety of culturally newsworthy themes for many of the world leading publications ranging from the Russian involvement in Afghanistan and the ongoing strife between India and Pakistan in Kashmir to the beginning of the war in former Yugoslavia. From 1997 onwards, Jimmy began to successfully undertake commercial advertising assignments for many of the world’s leading brands whilst creating a family based in Amsterdam the Netherlands. At the same time he started accumulating images of remote and unique cultures photographed with a traditional 50-year-old plate camera and awards followed. International exhibitions and acclaim created the subsequent momentum and enthusiasm for the initiation of Before they Pass Away in 2010.

Jimmy Nelson on Actuphoto


The Photo Gallery, Halmstad, NO
Kate Vass Gallery, Zürich, CH
Haute Photography Art Fair, Stockholm, SE
TEFAF, Maastricht, NL
AAART Foundation, Kirchberg, AT

Absolute Art Gallery, Knokke, BE
MUCA Museum, München, DE
Willas Contemporary, Oslo, NO
Paris Photo Art Fair, Paris, FR
Galerie Rademakers, Amsterdam, NL
Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery, New York, USA
Atlas Gallery, London, UK
Mark Peet Visser Gallery, 's hertogenbosch, NL
La Photography Gallery, Brussels, BE

Paris Photo, Paris, FR
Camera Work, Berlin, DE
Kunst10daagse, Bergen, NL
Absolute Art Gallery, Knokke, BE
Hangar 7, Salzburg, AT
La Hune Galerie, Paris, FR
Photo London, London, UK
Rademakers Gallery, Amsterdam, NL
Ostlicht, Wien, AT
Art Karlsruhe Art Fair, Karlsruhe, DE
AAART Foundation, Kirchberg, AT

Heist Gallery, London, UK
Bryuce Wolkowitz Gallery, New York, USA
PAN Art fair, Amsterdam, NL
Paris Photo, Paris, FR
A Gallery, Paris, FR
Photo Shanghai art fair, Shanghai, CN
Opiom Gallery, Cannes, FR
Crossover, Hamburg, DE
PH Neutro Gallery, Pietrasanta, IT
Fotografiska Museum, Stockholm, SE

Afrika Museum, Berg en Dal, NL
Fotografiska Museum, Stockholm, SE
Rijksmuseum Volkenkunde, Leiden, NL
Young Gallery, Brussels, BE
Atlas Gallery, London, UK
Camera Work Gallery, Berlin, DE

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